I'm doing a collection of three shorts and a novella as part of wave one of The Lilim Chronicles (just like the title of this page!) It's the follow up and companion to a few of the stories in Urban Legends of the Future. Its title? By Starlight - Before Dawn.
It's the novella By Starlight, which tells the tale of Johnny Marko and Tressie Unknown from Sucking Out Loud. It's the first time that we'll witness my vision of the future internet in action. It's also a more full melding of the cyberpunk and urban fantasy genres than the previous short stories of Urban Legends. By Starlight is the foundation and nod to a lot of the events that happen through the history of the Chronicles, both past and future. It's an even better stepping stone into my world than Urban Legends was to be honest.
In between the title tracks, there's You're Just Data and The Clone Wars. Both stories tie in with Mind Your Manners, the aforementioned Sucking Out Loud, and Say Goodbye, Hollywood from Urban Legends of the Future. And all of those stories tie into the novel, To Slice the Sky, at the end of Wave 1. You're Just Data is the introduction to the big bad of To Slice the Sky. The Clone Wars, much like the stories it ties into, fills in dead space that gets glossed over in the novel.
Bookending the novella collection is Before Dawn. It ties in with Things That Are Cold in Urban Legends. Before Dawn is a closer relationship with the unnamed antagonist of the previous story.
So that's pretty much where I'm at right now. Still kicking around which era to tackle next. Lots of cool stuff coming your way in the future.
And to give an image to this post, here's the initial cover images for By Starlight - Before Dawn
Cover (no text)/alternate back cover
Back Cover/alternate cover(no text)